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Movie Review: “The Aeronauts”

My review of a new movie starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, reprising the wonderful chemistry they displayed in “The Theory Of Everything.” This time, they take to the skies in a balloon in the name of science.

The I-70 Corridor

Here are a few more observations from our quick road trip to Kansas City and back, including a stop at a place that sells some oddly-flavored sodas.

A Pain In The Head

Here’s the story of how I used to suffer from debilitating migraine headaches, complete with my doctor’s diagnosis, a neurologist’s list of triggers, and how it’s all funny — in retrospect.

Movie Review: “The Irishman”

Here’s my review of Martin Scorsese’s epic new mob movie for Netflix, starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci (one of whom gives the best performance of his career).

Picture Of The Day: Apple Ad

I usually don’t agree with parents letting digital devices keep kids distracted, but because of what our family has gone through this year, this Apple commercial that aired during Sunday Night Football definitely got to me.

As I Tweeted

I wouldn’t profit from this personally one bit, but if Stan Kroenke is forced to fork over tens of millions of dollars to St. Louis (and St. Louisans), I’d still be pretty happy. 

Get Well Soon, Will Durst

I’m very saddened to read that an old friend, comedian Will Durst, has suffered a stroke, causing him to cancel performances for the first time in his career. Here’s what I wrote about him.

This Used To Be A Holiday

A minority grows larger today, though its members would prefer that it didn’t. They are the Americans who are forced to work on Thanksgiving.

Movie Review: “Knives Out”

Here’s my review of a murder mystery with an all-star cast, including Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, LaKeith Stanfield, and Daniel Craig.


I told you in March not to fall for the hype about CBD because it had not been scientifically proven to have any positive effect on anyone for anything. Now the FDA says it’s worse than that — CBD can be harmful. Say goodbye to all those storefronts! Read on.

Movie Review: “Dark Waters”

Here’s my review of a new movie starring Mark Ruffalo as a lawyer fighting for a poor plaintiff whose life has been irreparably damaged by a big corporation’s environmental pollution (a la “Erin Brockovich” and “A Civil Action”).

Movie Review: “Queen & Slim”

Here’s my review of a movie about a couple on their first date who are pulled over by an antagonistic cop, an encounter which leads them into a cross-country adventure that’s both moving and disturbing.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Sacha Baron Cohen gave a speech to the Anti-Defamation League in which he took to task Facebook and other social media platforms as enablers for the spread of lies, misinformation, and hatred. Here is an excerpt.

As I Tweeted

I haven’t paid attention to every single development in the Impeachment Inquiry, but I’m beginning to get the sense that Dr. Zaius is trying to hide some devastating details about the Forbidden Zone.